Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 23rd February 2020

Events
Our Speakers Night is on  Thursday 27th February 2020 at Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay commencing at 7.30pm , Admission £1.00 including refreshments
The theme is “Darling Elizabeth” The Queen Mum by Mary Bodfish

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, a familiar and well loved figure, scarcely needs an introduction; but this role occupied only the second half of her long life. Here we look in detail at her earlier years through childhood to young aristocrat. How she became and fulfilled her life as a royal duchess, then unexpectedly, as Queen Consort to King George VI.

Rogers Trip 14th May
 
This year we are visiting  Stokesay Castle and Ludlow on Thursday 14th May 2020 leaving from  Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 9am, tickets available from Roger Moore 07928070061
Stokesay Castle is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses  in England, and situated at Stokesay in Shropshire . It was largely built in its present form in the late 13th century by Laurence de Ludlow, The castle comprises of a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse Then we will be travelling on to Historic Ludlow a thriving medieval market town. The town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches,  Ludlow has a reputation for the excellent quality of its food and drink with many fine restaurants and cafes for you to visit.  The cost of trip will be £18.00 including entrance to Stokesay Castle
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Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

 What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser 19th February 1970  Glancing backwards  From the “Advertiser” February 17 1945  Details of a club for juniors has been started at the Cheslyn Hay Council School.
Cannock Courier  21st February 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  Early members of the Working Men’s Club on behalf of the Wolverhampton Women’s Hospital reached the magnificent sum of £18.
21st February 1920  An ejection order was obtained at the Cannock Police Court, against Abraham Sambrook, of Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay, on the ground that he was in arrears with his rent  Full story.

Monday morning the township lost an old and respected citizen in Mr. B. Potts, of the Lord Nelson Inn who passed away after a long illness of twelve months.
The assembly room at the Talbot Inn was crowded on Monday evening, when a Concert took place for the benefit of Mr. J. Russell, who has been ill for more than 18 months.

Responses  In a recent newsletter we included an appeal from Christine Finn asking if anyone would like to share any information on the Locket Family and replies from Jean Westwood and Sharon Woodhall have been passed on.

General News   We have lost two of our long standing members this week.  Julian Allen sadly passed away last weekend.  Julian together with his wife Pat was an active member of the history society and will be sadly missed.
and
 Joan Spooner (nee Partington) passed away on Tuesday, 18th February aged 87 after three spells in hospital since November.  Although Joan was born in Cannock she spent all of her married life in Great Wyrley and was a long standing member of our society, never missing a Speakers Night or a Chat n Char.  Joan was a genuine and well-liked lady and will be greatly missed by her friends in the society and throughout the area. 

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 16th February 2020

Events
We had a good turn out for our Valentine Chat an Char last Thursday, all the Ladies, ( and some of the men) we given a red rose and everyone was in a romantic mood with a lot of our visitors dressing in red for the occasion .

Rogers Trip 14th May 
This year we are visiting  Stokesay Castle and Ludlow on Thursday 14th May 2020 leaving from  Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 9am, tickets available from Roger Moore 07928070061
Stokesay Castle is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses  in England, and situated at Stokesay in Shropshire . It was largely built in its present form in the late 13th century by Laurence de Ludlow, The castle comprises of a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse Then we will be travelling on to Historic Ludlow a thriving medieval market town. The town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches,  Ludlow has a reputation for the excellent quality of its food and drink with many fine restaurants and cafes for you to visit.  The cost of trip will be £18.00 including entrance to Stokesay Castle. 

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday. 

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  12th February 1970  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council had an eleventh hour look at plans for the extension to the village community centre and raised a few concerns.

12th February 1970  Mrs. Gwen Blackley told fellow members of the Parish Council at their meeting of the state of the local buses.

Cannock Courier  14th February 1920  A decree nisi was granted to Mr. Frederick Smith, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay,by the divorce court.  Evidence was undefended by his wife, Gertrude Lillian Smith.  Full story.

14th February 1920   Chat from Cheslyn Hay  Under the supervision of the County Education Committee, a series of lectures have commenced at the Girls Council Schools on “Economic Cookery”.

14th February 1920   A deputation from the Cheslyn Hay United Temperance Committee, comprising: The Parish Church, Salem United Methodist Church, Primitive Methodist Church, Salvation Army, Rechabites, and Foresters, attended to lay before the Bench a few facts which confirmed their impression that the Parish of Cheslyn Hay, is over supplied with drinking facilities, to the detriment of the village.  Full story.

An application on behalf of Mrs. B. F. Thacker, The Palace, Cheslyn Hay, for cinematograph, and musical dancing licenses in succession to her late husband, William Charles Thacker was granted.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 9th February 2020

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 13th February  is “Love is in the Air” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday.  Committee meeting 1pm this Tuesday. 

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  5th February 1970   The funeral of Mr. Charles Henry Dace of 23, Pinfold Lane Cheslyn Hay with details.

5th February 1970  Story on  the replacement for the old Cheslyn Hay Primary School starting in March.

5th February 1970  Full details of the long-awaited extension to Cheslyn Hay Community Centre.

5th February 1970  Cheslyn Hay Women’s Own held a Handicraft Meeting at the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, last week.

Cannock Courier  Newspaper for this week in 1920 is missing from Archives
However this week in 1953 two letters were sent to newspaper concerning Cheslyn Hay Library outling its history from 1924 and also its future.

Request
Christine Finn is researching her Locket Family, if anyone would like to share any information on the Locket Family listed below please send an email to the History Society and we will pass it on to Christine.    suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

Locket Family
Wm Henry Lockett had a son Sidney Noah Lockett (1920-1945) who was killed at Arnhem.  Sidney joined the Yorks & Lancs Regiment (Hallamshire) at Pontefract aged 15 and Christine wishes to find  out on what memorial where Sidney is commemorated.  Sidney married Isabel Hancock (nee Bacon) the daughter of a Senior Army Officer in India.  Wm Henry Lockett also had a daughter, Harriet who married William Brevitt and lived in Rosemary Road and their son Harry Brevitt was killed in WWI and is on the Cheslyn Hay War Memorial.  William Brevitt’s sister, Rosa Ann Brevitt, married a Westwood and lived in Low Street and they had a son, Silas, and a daughter, Maud, who married a Pearson and lived at 18 Windsor Road, where she died fairly recently.

Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

7th February 1920 Stafford Advertiser.  Report of the progress of the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Male Voice Choir.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 2nd February 2020

Events
“To Die For” the dangers of Victorian fashion with Helen Johnson, a look at what people did for the sake of fashion was the theme of our last speakers night. 

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

Queries
One of our members has  emailed this question “Does anyone know how Landywood got its name apart from the definition which means a clearing in a wood and our friend Percy Carpenter emailed us with a full explanation.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  29th January 1970
Plan To Help The Villages Elderly

The spirit of good neighbourliness is dying and the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council had a meeting to form an old people’s welfare committee.

29th January 1970 Hawkins Sports Club is now open to teenagers from 15 to 18.  Full story.

29th January 1970  The funeral of Mr. Daniel Smith of 131, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, with details.

29th January 1970   Story of the Cheslyn Hay Youth Centre increasing its number of weekly meetings to three due to increased membership.

Cannock Chase Courier  31st January 1920  Burntwood Villa v Cheslyn Hay United.  Full report.

31st January 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  31/1/1920  On Monday evening Mr. T. Weetman was the speaker at the Literary and Debating Society at Salem Schools when the Christian Endeavour Room was comfortably filled with an interested audience.

New in our Archives

PHYLLIS HALLCHURCH COLLECTION  Collection of photographs, many unidentified, covering the surnames shown below. If anyone is researching their family tree(s) connected with any of the names shown below, we would appreciate help in trying to identify these photographs. The photographs are available at our base for interested parties to look through. Call in on a Tuesday morning if you think you can help.
WOOTTON (George, Will, Annie, Edith, Fred, Bertha, Kenneth)
WALTON (Charles)
HAWKINS (Raymond)
RIDGWAY (F.J.)
DAKIN Ron (Ron and a Dakin in RAF Uniform)
MARTIN (Mary)
RICHARDS (Barry- left for Australia July 1949)
ASSAD
STOKES (Kathleen, Isaac, Jim)
HACKETT
HASSELD (Mrs E.)
ANGUIGE (Stan, Nita)
PERKS
SMITH
NAYLOR
THOMAS
PEARSON

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 26th January 2010

Events
Our speakers night this month is on Thursday 30th January at 7.30pm at Salem Schoolroom, High Street., Cheslyn Hay.. The theme of the talk is “To Die For” the dangers of Victorian fashion with Helen Johnson, a look at what people did for the sake of fashion.  Admission £1.00 including refreshments.
Peter Cadman, Bob Brevit and Dave Washington will be representing The History Society at RAF Cosford on Tuesday 28th January where they will be displaying some of our mining artefacts at an Access and Learning Event.

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  22nd January 1970  Council discuss whether movable container units be the answer to people dumping litter around the countryside.
Cannock Chase Courier  24th January 1920  Walter Edward Mann, of 125, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, gives notice that he will not pay for any goods or be responsible for any Debts incurred by his wife LILLIAN MANN.

24th January 1920 Ejectment order granted in respect of a house at Cheslyn Hay, the tenant being Mr. Albert Sambrook.  Full details.

24th January 1920   Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Results of the billiard competition at the local Institute.
A good company assembled at a dance, at the Working Men’s Club, with twenty competitors in a waltzing competition. Full details.

24th January 1920 An appeal to the general public to try and raise funds to procure new instruments for the Cheslyn Hay Victoria Brass Band. 

Requests  We have received an email from David Whitehouse with a request for any pictures of Edward Whitehouse 1846 – 1890 and/or his wife Anne (nee Taylor) 1849 -1920.

New in our Archives   We have Four New Books donated to our archives – The Story of Two Crosses, Fifty Years March, The rise of the Labour Party,  Gardening Year Book 1902 & Edwardian Shopping.   And Mr James Fack has kindly donated a Sale Catalogue of the Duke of Sutherland (part) Estate dated 29th July 1914.
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Cheslyn Hay Society Newsletter – 19th January 2020

Events
No events this week.
Malcolm Podmore and Dave Washington represented the History Society at a Lifestyle Roadshow in Pinfold House last week.  The residents were very interested in our society so we have decided to leave a copy of our newsletter each week in the lounge for them to read and hopefully comment on. We hope to be able to visit Pinfold House occasionally to talk to some of the older residents about their memories of our village 


Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  15th January 1970
From the “Advertiser” 20th January 1943 A discussion that some of the streets in the parish were “Orphans of the Storm” was made by the chairman (Mr. J. Baker) at the meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council.
15th January 1970  A plea for more choir members to join the choir of the local Methodist Church, Salem.
15th January 1970  Details of the funeral service of Mr. Harold Sambrook of 5, Woodland Drive, Cheslyn Hay, took place at Salem Methodist Church. 

Cannock Courier  17th January 1920  Sarah Edge, wife of Elias Edge, of  Hollybush, warns one of her neighbours of legal proceedings should she slander her again.
17th January 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay
The death of Mr. William C. Thacker, of Rosemary Road with full details.

Details of the male voice choir organised by the local Working Men’s Club that is making satisfactory progress.
On Tuesday, a meeting was held at the Talbot Inn, to organise a concert to assist an unfortunate citizen by the name of Russell, who has been ill for 18 months.
Match report of the Cheslyn Hay Villa reserve football team who journeyed to Hednesford for the first round of the local cup match. 

Memories

Following on from our article  in last weeks newsletter Anne Kelsall emails with her memories of the chip shops on station Street.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 12th January 2020

Events
No events this week.
We had an interesting talk last week at our Chat n Char, Peter Cadman gave a talk assisted by Bob Brevit on the origins of the surnames of some of our members and committee often with quite hilarious results.

Our Forth Coming Speakers Nights are as follows
30th January 2020  “To Die For” The Dangers of Victorian Fashion by Helen Johnson
27th February 2020  “Darling Elizabeth” The Queen Mum  ” by Mary Bodfish
26th March 2020  ” Lipstick on My Collar” by Rev. Lynne Morris

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Chase Courier  10th January 1920  A local committee was formed to organise a Football Charity Cup Competition, and Mr. J. Pratt generously offered a cup as a trophy.  On New Year’s Day the local Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors newly, formed club met the local Villa at Chambley’s Park.

The Literary and Debating Society was held on Monday last but the discussion of “Nationalisation of Mines” commences this Thursday evening. 
Cannock Advertiser
No reports for this week in 1970
Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

6th January 1970 Birmingham Daily Post  Two people from Cannock have been awarded Royal Humane Society Certificates for reviving an 11 month old boy after he had fallen into an ornamental pool in Park Street, Shareshill , Cannock on July 16th  last year. 

Memories
We have had a query from one of our members  about the chippy in Station Street . In our records we have reference to a Chip Shop at 189 station street  run by Gordon Lunt., but our member  thinks it was run by George Lunt  (Gordon’s brother).  Can anyone help us to confirm that Gordon did indeed run a Chip Shop in Station Street?

General News
A collection of mining photographs and videos which have been shared on our facebook page by Andrew Purcell and Dave White can be viewed by clicking the photo below, there are some very interesting pictures.

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